Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

We understand what might go through a child’s mind when preparing for surgery and how to speak to them so they can feel more comfortable about their operation.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality and value of pediatric surgical care to every patient, every day, through best practices, clinical excellence, education, and research. We put the needs of our patients and families first.

Procedures and Diseases

The following procedures and diseases will be seen by the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery as clinic patients.


  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Pyloroplasty/gastric resection with or without vagotomy
  • Gastrostomy or jejunostomy
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Repair intestinal atresia, stenosis or web
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal resection/repair or ostomy for Trauma
  • Intestinal resection (Meckel's, Duplication, Meconium Ileus, etc.)
  • Bowel resection for Crohn's disease
  • Laparotomy or resection for intussusception
  • Anorectal malformation
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Closure/revision any ostomy
  • Perineal procedure for imperforate anus
  • Pull through for IBD or polyposis: Scope
  • Excision of omental/mesenteric cyst
  • Omphalocele (any surgical repair)
  • Gastroschisis (any surgical repair)
  • Resection urachal remnant
  • Resection omphalomesenteric duct/cyst
  • Excision neuroblastoma/adrenal/other retroperitoneal tumor
  • Excision sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • Bowel expansion and lengthening for short bowel


  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Branchial cleft cyst/sinus
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst/sinus
  • Cystic hygroma/lymphangioma
  • Dermoid/other cyst


  • Repair diaphragmatic hernia
  • Plication of diaphragm
  • Transthoracic and/or retroperitoneal exposure for scoliosis


  • Pulmonary resection tumor, congenital malformation, infection, etc.
  • Tracheostomy
  • Repair chest wall deformity
  • Resection chest wall tumor
  • Excision mediastinal cyst
  • Excision mediastinal tumor
  • Thoracotomy for trauma
  • Lung biopsy
  • Decortication/pleurectomy/blebectomy
  • Esophageal resection or replacement
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Repair esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula


  • Vascular ring release
  • Aortopexy
  • Renal artery reconstruction
  • Peripheral artery reconstruction
  • Construction or take down AV fistula/shunt
  • Surgical placement/removal central access line (any external or port)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Dialysis access insertion/removal
  • Major vessel reconstruction


  • Repair inguinal hernia
  • Repair umbilical hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Post-operative hernia


  • Complex wound closure
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy
  • Pilonidal cyst excision
  • Major excision soft tissue tumor
  • Major soft tissue repair for trauma


  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) performed at HMC
  • Fetal Pre-natal consultations (such as fetal diaphragmatic hernia, duodenal atresia)


  • Major hepatic resection/repair: Tumor

  • Major hepatic resection/repair: Trauma
  • Major hepatic resection/repair: Other
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver transplant
  • Cholecystectomy with/without common bile duct exploration
  • Portoenterostomy (Kasai)
  • Excision choledochal cyst
  • Portosystemic shunts or other operations for portal hypertension
  • Pancreatic resection for: Trauma
  • Pancreatic resection for: Hyperinsulinism
  • Pancreatic resection for: Tumor
  • Operations for pseudocyst
  • Splenorrhaphy
  • Splenectomy


  • Diagnostic Thoracoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Removal foreign body esophagus or trachea
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Da Vinci (Head and Neck, Thoracic, Abdominal, Pelvic)


  • Nephrectomy (total or partial): Tumor
  • Nephrectomy (total or partial): Trauma
  • Nephrectomy (total or partial): Other
  • Circumcision
  • Orchidopexy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Operation for torsion testis or appendages
  • Operation for varicocele: Open
  • Oophorectomy (partial or total)
  • Hysterectomy/salpingectomy
  • Repair complex laceration vagina/perineum